Emerging Markets Enthusiast

[Investor Journey] Jeffrey Paine (Golden Gate Ventures) on the human factor in VC, apprenticeship model, investing in SEA and founder development

November 09, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3
Emerging Markets Enthusiast
[Investor Journey] Jeffrey Paine (Golden Gate Ventures) on the human factor in VC, apprenticeship model, investing in SEA and founder development
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Patrick sat down with Jeffrey Paine, one of the pioneers and most respected investors of the South East Asian VC ecosystem. Jeff is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of renowned Singapore based fund Golden Gate Ventures, investor in companies such as Stripe, Omise and Lenddo. Since 2011 they have backed +60 companies, raised 5 funds in total and significantly shaping the ecosystem along the way.

On this episode you will learn about: 

  • Jeff's take on the apprenticeship model in VC and how to train junior investors along the way
  • How to practice pattern recognition
  • Copycat models in emerging ecosystems and why they still matter
  • Golden Gate's investment processes and internal organisation 
  • The importance of founder development, mental health and coaching

You can find Jeffrey on Twitter or LinkedIn
Check out Golden Gate's latest ecosystem mapping and deep dive on the SEA ecosystem here

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Jeffrey's way into venture
How has the SEA ecosystem evolved
India & China and their role in the region
Cross pollination across emerging markets
Building lasting relationships
On deal selection
How to pass on experience in VC and train junior investors
Operational processes at Golden Gate
What is next for the firm?
Exit opportunities for Golden Gate
Fast Speed Round
Mental health and founder coaching